GODSPEED opens in NYC on April 2, 2010!
Charlie Shepard (Joseph Mckelheer, THE HAMILTONS) is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and believe, then his power to heal is very real indeed. Living hand-to-mouth with his young son and wife Rebecca (Jessie Ward, REST STOP: DONÂ’T LOOK BACK), Charlie ekes out a meager living from his "healing" sessions in a small Alaskan town. With his marriage failing, and an old drinking habit coming back to haunt him, his family is brutally murdered by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever.
Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life and the house his family lived in, moving through the days' slow existence more like a ghost than a man. Even local fish and game man Mitch (veteran actor Ed Lauter, THE LONGEST YARD, SEABISCUIT) canÂ’t seem to break through CharlieÂ’s intense desolation, further arousing his own curiosity with this broken manÂ’s plight.
Then, a young, mysterious girl named Sarah (Courtney Halverson) appears in town, and seeks out Charlie, pleading for help with her own grief-stricken father after her motherÂ’s death. ItÂ’s here on CharlieÂ’s journey to SarahÂ’s remote home, buried deep in the Alaskan wilderness, where he must eventually confront SarahÂ’s troubled brother Luke (Cory Knauf, THE HAMILTONS) -- a dark journey that will ultimately reveal the truth of his familyÂ’s killings and lead to tragic, violent consequences for all.
Directed by award winning filmmaker Robert Saitzyk (AFTER THE FLOOD) GODSPEED is a tightly wound, stylish thriller that explores the limits of humanity on the edges of the Last Frontier.